Texas Tech Engineering Dean Named One of the “Most Powerful and Influential Women in Texas.”

Texas Diversity Magazine has named Texas Tech University College of Engineering Dean Pamela Eibeck as one of 36 powerful and influential women in Texas.

The list, published in the April issue of Texas Diversity Magazine, includes CEOs and partners from major corporations, firms and organizations.

"The women in the Most Powerful and Influential list exude excellence and are prime examples of what a ‘leader’ should be," said Dennis Kennedy, founder and CEO of the Texas Diversity Council and publisher of Texas Diversity Magazine. "These are talented and committed individuals that bring incredible value to their organizations and their communities."

Eibeck also was recently named a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) International for "exceptional engineering achievements and contributions to the engineering profession." In its history, ASME has named more than 2,500 fellows, chosen from among its 125,000 members.

The 36 women named to the Most Powerful and Influential Women in Texas, in alphabetical order are:

• Colleen C. Barrett, president of Southwest Airlines
• Gretchen M. Batalie, president of the University of North Texas
• Maria Wyckoff Boyce, partner-in-charge of Baker Botts, L.L.P.
• Jeri Callaway, vice president and general manager, personal systems group, Hewlett-Packard Company
• Amy Chronis, managing partner, Deloitte and Touche, L.L.P.
• Janet F. Clark, executive vice president and CFO, Marathon Oil Corporation
• Donna Fujimoto Cole, president and CEO, Cole Chemical and Distributing Inc.
• Catherine M. Coughlin, senior executive vice president and global marketing officer, AT&T
• Patricia Diaz Dennis, senior vice president and assistant general counsel, AT&T
• Harva R. Dockery, partner, Fulbright and Jaworski, L.L.P.
• Pamela A. Eibeck, Ph.D., dean of the College of Engineering, Texas Tech University
• Paula Gold-Williams, executive vice president and CFO, CPS Energy
• Winnel Herron, group vice president of public affairs and diversity, HEB Grocery Company
• Earsa R. Jackson, partner, Strasburger & Price, L.L.P.
• Elizabeth Ames Jones, chairman, Railroad Commission of Texas
• Lynne Liberato, partner, Haynes and Boone, L.L.P.
• Janiece M. Longoria, managing partner, Ogden, Gibson, Brooks & Longoria, L.L.P.
• Tracye McDaniel, executive vice president and chief operating officer, Greater Houston Partnership
• Elsa A. Murano, president, Texas A&M University
• Diana S. Natalicio, president, University of Texas at El Paso
• Michelle Peluso, CSO, Travelocity
• Anita T. Perry, first lady of Texas
• Marie Perry, vice president of treasury operations and investor relations, Brinker International Inc.
• Cheri M. Phyfer, president, southwest division, Sherwin-Williams Company
• Alice Rodriguez, executive vice president and vice chairman, JP Morgan Chase Bank & Company
• Kim A. Ruth, president, Houston region, Bank of America
• Jamey Seely, vice president and general counsel, Direct Energy U.S.
• Delena Spencer, vice president and controller, Texas Instruments Inc.
• Karen D. Taylor, senior vice president of human resources and chief diversity officer, Reliant Energy
• Linda Valdez Thompson, executive vice president of administration and diversity, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
• Lora Villarreal, executive vice president and chief people officer, Affiliated Computer Service
• Jennifer L. Vogel, senior vice president and general counsel, Continental Airlines Inc.
• Julia C. Wellborn, president, Dallas-Fort Worth region, Wachovia Corporation
• Kathleen J. Wu, partner, Andrews Kurth, L.L.P.

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CONTACT: Jeff Sammons, senior editor, College of Engineering,
(806) 742-3451 or jeff.sammons@ttu.edu.